Seven northbound gray whales make for an epic adventure.

Bob Perrygray whales, Southern California whale watching, whale watching, whale watching cruise

A total of seven northbound gray whales were closely followed and numerous others were in the area. Bright warm sun and a glassy ocean with small swells in the morning that pretty much died out to calm seas by the afternoon. Our seven included 3 separate cow-calf pairs and one extremely friendly juvenile, perhaps a yearling or second year whale. … Read More

Gray whale migration still on the move plus common dolphins run amok!

Bob PerryCalifornia gray whale, California Whale Watching, gray whale, gray whale migration, Southern California whale watching, Top 10 things to do in Santa Barbara, whale watching, whale watching cruise

The latest on the gray whale migration. Three gray whales were observed in the gray whale migration back to their feeding grounds in Alaska today, but the real fun was the dolphin show. Approximately 1500 common dolphins were seen engaged in feeding behavior which included leaping, jumping, slashing upside down through the water and driving the little bait fish crazy. … Read More

Repairs on Condor Express are moving foreward !

Bob PerryCondor Express, Southern California whale watching, Top 10 things to do in Santa Barbara, whale watching

The above photos show (1) the new wheelhouse aluminum shell and reinforcement beams, and (2) a crane removing the antenna mast from the flybridge en route to the sand and paint shop. Repairs and modifications of the Condor Express are moving ahead under the supervision of Captain Mat Curto. The boat is now hauled out in the boat yard and … Read More

A wonderfuly friendly gray whale !

Bob PerryCalifornia Whale Watching, gray whale, gray whale migration, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Channel, Southern California whale watching, Top 10 things to do in Santa Barbara, whale watching, whale watching cruise

We ran two gray whale watching trips today under the direction of Captain Dave. The early morning featured some light rain which fortunately subsided before we departed the dock. The weather just kept getting better and better all day and the second trip was bright and sunny throughout. Sea conditions were great. We saw three gray whales, but one of … Read More

Another great day with a Gray Whale breach

Bob PerryCalifornia gray whale, California Whale Watching, Condor, Condor Express, gray whale, gray whale migration, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Channel, Southern California whale watching, Top 10 things to do in Santa Barbara, whale watching, whale watching cruise

Captain Dave reports from the Condor that two trips ran today and a total of 7 gray whales including a Gray Whale breach. They were mostly young gray whales judging by their size, were closely observed. In addition, approximately 20 bottlenose dolphins were encountered to the delight of all on board. On the last trip of the afternoon a young … Read More

More breaching Gray Whales today

Bob PerryCalifornia gray whale, California Whale Watching, Santa Barbara Channel, Southern California whale watching, Top 10 things to do in Santa Barbara, whale watching, whale watching cruise

Captain Dave reports from the Condor, which ran two trips today, that a total of 7 gray whales were closely observed. On the 12noon trip we had a whale take off an breach a couple of times which was a rare treat for all persons on board. Wow. best Bob Perry Condor Express

Eleven gray whales, Fifteen dolphins and Two Hundred bottlenose dolphins – Cetaceans

Bob PerryCalifornia gray whale, Southern California whale watching, whale watching

The Condor ran two trips today and Captain Dave reports great sea conditions all day long. A total of 11 gray whales, 15 bottlenose dolphins, and 200 common dolphins were closely watched. Another fabulous day coming into the “peak” of the northbound migration of grays. Hope to see you soon. Bob Perry Condor Express

Condor Express Update – Condor returns to the nest!

Bob PerryCondor, Condor Express, Southern California whale watching, whale watching, whale watching cruise

The “original” Condor Colleagues, We are pleased to announce that the “original” Condor, a 90-ft all steel sport fishing boat based in San Diego, will return to the Sea Landing for a few months and run whale watching trips. Capt Fred Benko (1938 – 2013) built the Condor and operated it as a sport fishing boat AND it was the … Read More

Southern California Whale Watching – Gray whales goin’ back home northwards..

Bob PerryCalifornia Whale Watching, Southern California whale watching

Southern California Whale Watching Capt Dave had 3 nice gray whales today under ideal summer-like conditions. Great looks were had by all as Dave and crew kept the whales at a safe distance alongside the Condor Express, matching their speed. Wow. What a great week this has been for wonderful weather. Hot, sunny, clear and lots of mammals to enjoy. … Read More